Special Functions,

by Andrews, Askey and Roy.

Here's a belated review,

and a thank you.

~*~*~*~*~*~

Beauty in mathematics,

said Polya,

is seeing the truth

without effort.

Everything

in The Book

is as elegant,

as could be.

Everything

as simple,

as effortless,

as should be.

Everything

as beautiful,

as it is.

~*~*~*~*~*~

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**Math Poettary**. Show all posts## Friday, June 04, 2010

## Sunday, April 05, 2009

### Paradox

Paradox

Ambigram by punyamishra

All Cretans are liars

said Epiminedes,

a Cretan,

a classic Paradox.

If Epiminedes tells the truth

then he must be lying.

And if he is lying,

he is telling the truth.

## Thursday, February 12, 2009

### Infinite

Infinite

Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Infinite plane

made compact

becomes a sphere.

Still infinite,

but compact,

somehow closer to

being finite.

GB # 23 (also Math Poettary)

Look here too.

## Monday, February 09, 2009

### The Modulus Function

Every differentiable function

is also continuous.

"This does not mean,"

the Modulus Function

points out,

"that every continuous function

is differentiable too."

Math Poettary #5

is also continuous.

"This does not mean,"

the Modulus Function

points out,

"that every continuous function

is differentiable too."

Math Poettary #5

## Sunday, February 08, 2009

### Not differentiable

A continuous function

Going along nicely

without lifting pencil

from paper.

Ouch!

This sharp point

got me,

its not differentiable.

Math Poettary #4

Going along nicely

without lifting pencil

from paper.

Ouch!

This sharp point

got me,

its not differentiable.

Math Poettary #4

## Saturday, February 07, 2009

### Continuous function

A continuous function,

draw it without

picking up pencil

from paper.

At all points,

the left hand limit

the same as

the right hand limit,

the same as

the value of the function

at the point.

At all points

its value

what it should be.

Math Poettary #3

draw it without

picking up pencil

from paper.

At all points,

the left hand limit

the same as

the right hand limit,

the same as

the value of the function

at the point.

At all points

its value

what it should be.

Math Poettary #3

## Friday, January 30, 2009

### Discover

Discover

Ambigram by punyamishra

The scientific training,

teaches how to discover.

The artistic training

teaches how to uncover.

The mathematician uncovers,

only to discover --

new things to uncover.

GB #18 (Also Math Poettary)

## Wednesday, January 28, 2009

### Isosceles Triangle

An Isosceles Triangle

looks in the mirror,

and finds itself un-reversed.

"My base angles are equal,"

it says.

Math Poettary #2

looks in the mirror,

and finds itself un-reversed.

"My base angles are equal,"

it says.

Math Poettary #2

## Saturday, January 10, 2009

### Binary Pascal's Triangle

Binary Pascal's Triangle

Originally uploaded by GauravBhatnagar

"Bit by bit,

I understand,

the triangle of Sierpinski"

says Pascal?

Math Poettary #1

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